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I just took the next step towards owning a piece of the political process; I made a donation to Barack Obama's presidential campaign.

But it's going to take more than just me and the others who've acted so far.
It's going to take a movement. It's going to take millions of people to beat back the avalanche of dollars from Washington lobbyists and special interests, who are planning to spend more money than ever to try to own our political process and dictate our policies in Washington.
We're not going to play that game.

Barack Obama is not taking any contributions from Washington lobbyists or political action committees.

We're going to transform the political process by bringing together hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans in a campaign that's owned by no one but the people.

Will you join me by making a donation?


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Apr. 21st, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
Out of curiosity, do you believe there is a meaningful difference between taking PAC or lobby money and taking special interest money from individuals?
Apr. 21st, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
Ummm, ditto what reinaness said.
I'm not against having more information, so thank you.
The more I learn, the happier I am in life.
But, with Politics, it's always a choice of the lesser of evils.

Here's the "special interest money from individuals"
stats from the link you gave.

Money from oil and gas industry employees and their families -
Obama: $214,000
Clinton: $307,000
McCain: $394,000

Those numbers make me even more sure that Obama gets my vote.
Apr. 21st, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC)
That makes sense to me... I guess I'm just cynical, so I interpret his statements as "I'm clean of special interest taint", which I don't believe of ANY politician.
Apr. 21st, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
Just add "er" after clean and your cynical heart can still play with the optimists.

I'll take the most likely to be pretty good. Least beholden to special interests.

I got swayed to Obama for solid, hard-headed reasons like "ability to work across the aisle in Washington" as much as I did for the soft, mushy ones like "creating a groundswell of populist support from many groups who have felt disenfranchised."
Apr. 21st, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC)
Hahaha... Oh, how I wish I could play with the optimists! I'm too far gone, I fear, since I interpret "cleaner" as "lesser of multiple evils."

Which, of course, is how I'm viewing the three candidates...
Apr. 21st, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC)
Heh heh. You said "taint".
Apr. 21st, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)
I'd like to see how much money they each take from Grocery Industry Employees, too. I mean, why is it "special interest" because of where those people work?

Edited at 2008-04-21 10:16 pm (UTC)
Apr. 22nd, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
I sent you this! I sent you this! :-)
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